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Nuclear Icebreakers Are Not An Option for U.S. Coast Guard 

Schultz: Nuclear Icebreakers Are Not An Option for Coast Guard    USNI News, By: Mallory Shelbourne  15 Jan 21, The Coast Guard will not pursue nuclear-powered icebreakers, despite previous White House requests that the service assess the possibility, its top officer said Wednesday.Speaking at the Surface Navy Association’s annual symposium, Coast Guard commandant Adm. Karl Schultz said the service and the Navy discuss what kind of icebreaking capability the sea services require, but that a nuclear-powered icebreaker is not possible for the U.S………..

The call from the Trump administration to look at the potential for building nuclear-powered icebreakers coincided with the Pentagon’s ongoing shift to a National Defense Strategy that emphasizes high-end conflict with nations like Russia and China. …………

January 16, 2021 - Posted by | technology, USA

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